Update 12:20 p.m.: The arraignment of a Beaumont murder suspect has been pushed back to Monday morning, the Riverside County District Attorney's office tells Banning-Beaumont Patch.
According to DA Spokesman John Hall, Vanessa Kathleen Fierro will be arraigned instead in a Riverside courtroom at 8:30 a.m. on March 11.
She's been charged with one count of first degree murder, he said.
She was originally scheduled to enter a plea in Banning, but that legal step was continued at Friday's appearance.
Original story as follows:
A woman accused of killing her roommate in Beaumont is scheduled to appear in court Friday, jail records indicate.
Vanessa Kathleen Fierro will be arraigned in connection to a murder charge. She's tentatively scheduled to appear at the Banning court at 8 a.m., but that may be pushed back if the district attorney's office doesn't have charges filed in time.
Fierro, who is in custody at the Banning jail in lieu of $1 million bail, was arrested Wednesday in Simi Valley, after police were tipped off to her location, according to police spokesman Darci Mulvihill.
The woman was first named only a "person of interest" in the murder of 44-year-old Elizabeth "Coti"Asselin, but when she was taken in, she was booked on a charge of murder.
Details surrounding the death have been limited, as the investigation continues. Asselin's body was found on Feb. 28, after police went to perform a welfare check at the home she shared with Fierro on Seventh and California in Beaumont. It's not known how long she had been dead.
"Officers responded to the location and checked the house, at which time they discovered a deceased adult female," Mulvihill said.